Raw Fruit is a collection of stories that reveals the essence of ancestral values which have been woven into the cultural fabric of our lives. This multidisciplinary work uses the technology of the kitchen to examine legacy, identity, socialization, unity, and friction inside the southern Black family dynamic. Raw Fruit is a celebration of New Orleans culture juxtaposed to the complexities of the African American experience in the south.
Using dance as the foundational medium to elevate the voices of African American women, this work is steeped in the movement, sound and spirit of Black folks in New Orleans and layered with visceral expressions of lineage, retention and ancestral memory. From crawfish boils to second lines, living room altars to junior daughters, and bread pudding to pecan pralines, these experiences, rituals and ancestral contributions have created a web of lineage connecting our present experiences with customs rooted in the past. We recognize and value what we have acquired, what we release, what we hold and what we will share with those who come after us.
"Sowing Seeds:" A Workshop Series by KM Dance Project
Winter 2021 (TBA)
"Sowing Seeds" is a multigenerational workshop series focused on celebrating the histories of African American women who have always been responsible for holding space for others, while rarely receiving the opportunity to be held themselves. KM Dance Project presents a genealogical love fest focusing on storytelling, creating family trees, honoring the selfless contributions of familial matriarchs, and creating movement that synthesizes discoveries made in the process.